Project Manager

Northbrook, IL

Post Date: 06/14/2017 Job ID: 22342 Category: Professional

  • 8: 30am-5pm

Job Description:
  • Project Manager is needed to support a Specialty Analytics team utilizing a form of 'Scrumban' to help manage daily, weekly and monthly deliverables.
  • The candidate does not necessarily need to be agile certified, but an understanding of Agile / Kanban & Analytics is important.
  • Additionally, the team utilizes JIRA cloud in custom configurations to support different types of projects.
  • The candidate must be familiar with JIRA and be able to work with JIRA cloud customizations.

  • The Project Manager is responsible for planning, estimating, providing day-to-day management, leadership, direction and administration across the full project lifecycle (planning through implementation) on a program consisting of multiple projects.
  • The incumbent participates in the planning, directing and coordinating of activities pertaining to projects.
  • Working with project managers, team leads, functional managers and project support staff and create, maintain and manage the program and project schedule.
  • Establish, manage and control program scope through a structured scope management process.
  • Ensure timely and appropriate generation, collection, dissemination and storage of project information.
  • Collate project status reports and keep business clients and others informed of program status and related issues.
  • Plan for and acquire team resource needs, making the most effective use of people involved with the program this entails day-to-day team management, team communication, identifying and leveraging strong skills while developing others.
  • Program administration including forecasting setup and tracking, program financials, time/expense reconciliation and enforcement of standards.
  • Manage offshore service providers and onshore consultants.
  • Is able to build a strong network and relationships at executive levels across IT functions and the business.
  • Demonstrates expert skills in team leadership and conflict management.
  • Displays consistent flexibility, resilience, and resourcefulness.
  • Demonstrates courage and self-confidence in dealing with program issues and in broadly communicating program information across the organization.
  • Create, maintain and manage the program ensuring efficiency in planned tasks and resource assignments.
  • Establish, manage and control project scope.
  • Create financial estimates (internal labor, consulting, hardware, software) for resources necessary to complete the project.
  • Deliver high quality project work that satisfies the program s business case and meets end users expectations.
  • Adhere to the project management methodology.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work with multiple teams, delegating work load and ensuring team efficiency.
  • Competency in using all processes and tools required to perform required duties and tasks.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work with multiple teams, delegating workload and ensuring team efficiency.
  • Must be able to identify, assess and resolve complex business problems/issue/risks and facilitate issue resolution and risk mitigation independently.
  • Ability to work with the business users, understand their needs and translate those needs to the final project deliverables.
  • Ability to work with the technical resources, understand their needs and coordinate their efforts to deliver the final project solution.
  • Proven capabilities with stakeholder management and control.
  • Ability to serve as a subject matter expert, mentor, and role model to other Project Managers.

Experience & Education:
  • Possesses expert knowledge and 2+ years of project management experience.
  • 2+ years of program management demonstrated by a proven track record of success in multiple programs.
  • Twelve or more years of professional, related experience (consulting, software development, client management, team management).
  • Bachelor s Degree in Computer Science, Business Administration, Engineering or related discipline with information technology focus.
  • Project Management Certification (PMP) is preferred.

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